Have you heard of Rouillon’s study? If so, did it affect the way you see bras?
We should have a conversation about bras and breasts and all the reasons why we wear them and if they’re doing the things the lingerie experts say they do. Those are all excellent and wonderful conversations to have. But let’s start from a place of truth, honesty, and realness. Your breasts don’t need to be full, uplifted, perky pears to be “perfect.” Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re all fine just the way they are.
Sometimes, I like a bit of drama in my lingerie. Amoralle (formerly known as SockBox) is a newish lingerie brand out of Latvia, but they’re doing interesting things. Their latest collection was released a few days ago, and I’d call this full sleeve lace bodysuit the standout piece.
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Is there such a thing as soft cup, non underwired corselette/garter dress type things that are a little more casual than the structured vintage style ones? I struggle to find things to fit my boobs that are comfortable and I have grown accustomed to wearing non wired soft cup bras, so whenever I put on something underwired I'm immediately uncomfortable! I'm a 36-38b/c depending on the design of bra, but I have 46" hips which can be problematic when these things come in bra sizes!
If you just search for garter dress, you should be able to find something. I know Leg Avenue makes several styles of less structured (i.e. not shapewear) garter dresses. A “sexy” lingerie store like Yandy.com would be a good place to check too.
I'm a 32J and I'm looking for a vintage-style, pointy cup bra (like the Triumph Doreen, though that unfortunately starts at a 34 band). I wouldn't like to spend more than $60. Do you know of anything?
Not in a 32J, no. Elila makes a pointy cupped jacquard bra which I think is pretty, but no 32 bands. This might be a case where it’s worth sister sizing up if there’s a specific silhouette you’re looking for, particularly if custom isn’t an option. Maybe someone else on the TLA Tumblr has a recommendation, though?
Cora, I'm in the market for some really nice shapewear. I usually go for Spanx brand but have become very frustrated with the plain-ness of it, although functionally it does a great job. Is there a brand that has beauty and function? For me price isn't a huge issue, I'm willing to pay for something I don't have to hide that I was wearing at the end of the night... Thanks!
I’m honestly not a big fan of Spanx. They roll down, and, as you’ve noticed, I don’t think they’re especially pretty either. Pinup/retro shapewear tends to be functional as well as beautiful. I’d try Rago, What Katie Did, Gossard, and Kiss Me Deadly for that.
I tend to wear quite a bit of Cass Luxury Shapewear, but it may be more basic than what you’re looking for. ResultWear by dMondaine (I think they may just be going by dMondaine now) does some beautiful shaping dresses; nothing lacy, but I think they’re incredibly sexy. They’re sized a bit small though (I’m a 10 and can’t wear them) so be aware of that. Triumph and Cosabella both make some nice, lacy shapewear styles.
Hi there! I just wanted to ask a bit about push up bras - I've looked through your FAQ and can't really find anything specifically targeting how to look for good push up bras/how to wear them so they don't slip down etc, which are my problems. I'm 36B, smallish boobs. Mine tends to slip down over the course of the day and it gets uncomfy on the top of my tummy. Any advice on how to really shop for them? Thanks! xxx
Hey…it sounds like the issue isn’t push-up bras but rather wearing a bra with a band that’s too large for your body. There’s nothing about push up bra styling in and of itself which would cause the bra band to slip down around your stomach area. I’d recommend reading one of my recent answers about bra fit, and seeing if another size might be a better fit for you. Once you know that, it’ll be a lot easier to find bras that stay in place, including push up bras.
Today’s post, written by TLA columnist Holly, features lingerie sets that correspond to each clone in the BBC America TV series, Orphan Black. Are you a fan of the show? What do you think of the selection?
This article contains hints about various plotlines in the first season of Orphan Black. Consider yourself warned! Orphan Black starts a new season this week, which means lots of us spent the weekend catching up on the season one episodes. If you’re new to this amazing show, you’re in for a treat now that the […]